DANIEL BROCK, who owns and operates a fine farm of 120 acres located in section 33, Gibson township, was born
in Preble County, Ohio, March 28, 1832, and is a son of John and Margaret Brock.
John Broth was born in Lexington, Virginia, and was a son of Frederick Brock. After reaching manhood, he moved
to Preble County, Ohio, and married Margaret Sharp, a daughter of Daniel Sharp, one of the pioneers of Darke County.
He afterwards moved to Darken County, where both he and his wife spent the remainder of their lives.
Daniel Brock was reared and educated in Darke County, where his parents moved when he was between four and five
years of age. In 1856 he bought a farm in Mercer County, but did not move to this county until 1870, since which
year he has made his home in Mercer County. Mr. Brock enlisted in the 152nd Regiment, Ohio Vol. Inf., and served
during the last five months of the Civil War.
Mr. Brock was married July 31, 1859, to Jemima M. Weaver, a daughter of William Weaver. They have had six children,
all of whom are living, namely: John William, who lives one and a half miles south of his father's farm, in Darke
County, his father's place being on the county line between Darke and Mercer counties, he is married and has two
children: Amos Calvin, who is married and carries on his 160 acre farm in Darke County; Harvey Marion, who is married
and resides near Celina; Abraham Lincoln, who is married and lives in Darke County; Andrew Jackson Broth, who is
married and resides in Jay County, Indiana; and Emma Alice, who married Jacob Miller and resides on the home farm.
Mrs. Brock died in January, 1906. Mr. Brock has served as supervisor of Gibson township, and also as school director
several terms. He is a Republican in politics.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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